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Valentine’s Day in Paris

February 13, 2019

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have…

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A Pocket of Paris: Rue de la Huchette

May 30, 2012

Rue de la Huchette, situated right beside the St. Michel fountain and St. Michel métro station, is a narrow street that is full of character. It boasts many cheap, but tasty, three course menus ranging from 8€ to around 30€.…

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A night time view of the bridge and statue.

Club Showcase | Best Nightclubs in Paris

July 18, 2011

A nightclub underneath a bridge sounds like it should be an interesting place to socialise, but Club Showcase is more than this. Once a former boat hangar beneath the iconic Pont Alexandre III, the nightspot is youthful and trendy, playing…

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Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

February 17, 2011

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an…

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Café Universel

September 15, 2010

Tucked down Rue Saint Jacques in the 5th is a place where American license plates line the walls, where various languages are spoken, and where some of the city’s top jazz musicians come to perform. This place is filled with a…

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Onze Bar

May 4, 2010

Paris – a city anywhere you walk, you can have a visual on at least one café within 100 feet.  Paris – a city where once inside the café, it is common practice to prendre un café or boire un verre at any hour…

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Café Bô Zinc

April 22, 2010

There is no shortage of fantastic cafés or brasseries in this city. Every time you turn a corner you find plenty of options for brunch, lunch, drinks or dinner. Some of these places however manage to stand out from all…

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A restaurant with people walking on the sidewalk.

Le Fumoir

April 21, 2010

So you decide to take a trip to the Louvre Museum for the day.  You go, you see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Apollo Belvedere, Bathsheba at her Bath, and all the other worldly fortunes, but by the end of the day you…

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Café Oz — Chatelet

April 18, 2010

Café Oz is an Australian- themed bar in the First Arrondissement of Paris next to the Châtelet metro stop. Now, when I say Australian please understand I am not sending you to the outback  in Paris. This place is a happening…

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Le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

April 16, 2010

Nestled in a quiet north-eastern corner of Paris, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is well and truly ‘off the beaten track’; largely avoided by the touristic tornado that sweeps across the centre of the city, especially in the summer months. The…

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